The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Iraq War Winds Down

Iraq Coalition Casualties: Fatalities by Year and Month

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2003 92 80 42 36 49 43 33 47 110 48 580
2004 52 23 52 140 84 50 58 75 87 68 141 76 906
2005 127 60 39 52 88 83 58 85 52 99 86 68 897
2006 64 58 34 82 79 63 46 66 77 110 78 115 872
2007 86 85 82 117 131 108 89 88 70 40 40 25 961
2008 40 30 40 52 21 31 13 23 25 14 17 16 322
2009 16 18 9 19 25 15 8 7 10 9 11 3 150
2010 6 6 7 8 6 8 4 3 7 2 2 1 60
2011 6 3 2 11 2 15 5 0 44

After eight years, the month that just ended was the first since the beginning of the Iraq war with no casualties for the United States. While we still have troops in the country, the end of an error is in sight.

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